Hollywood loves to scold Americans for their moral shortcomings.
But all of that goes by the wayside when China is involved.
Now Hollywood liberals bowed down to China with one absurd move.
Democrats, especially those in Hollywood, just spent the last month howling at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for signing the Parental Rights in Education bill, which bars public schools from engaging in secret discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3.
The Left screamed that the bill was “anti-gay” and “anti-trans,” which was an intentional false framing of the legislation.
But the same righteously indignant Hollywood had no issues about appeasing the censorious Chinese Communist Party.
When the CCP requested that Warner Bros. nix a line from the prequel Harry Potter film Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore that alluded to a homosexual relationship, the studio rolled over so China could scratch its belly.
NBC News reported that “dialogue that was edited out alluded to the romantic past between male characters Dumbledore (Jude Law) and Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen). ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling revealed Dumbledore was gay in 2009, but the movies had never explicitly referenced the character’s sexuality until this third ‘Fantastic Beasts’ entry. Warner Bros. accepted China’s request to remove six seconds from the movie. The dialogue lines ‘because I was in love with you’ and ‘the summer Gellert and I fell in love’ were cut…The rest of the film remained intact, including an understanding that Dumbledore and Grindelwald share an intimate bond.”
Hollywood, D.C., and Silicon Valley all refuse to show any spine whatsoever when it comes to communist China.
The problem is multiple: establishment Swamp creatures like Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi are financially intermingled with China, and Big Tech leftists are enamored with the authoritarian “potential” of the CCP model.
The result is an elite class that will cater to China while condemning American citizens.
For example, China warned Nancy Pelosi not to take a planned trip to Taiwan—the CCP does not recognize the independence of Taiwan—then lo and behold Pelosi suddenly came down with COVID despite being multi-jabbed and could not travel to Taiwan.
Warner Bros. wrote in a statement:
“As a studio, we’re committed to safeguarding the integrity of every film we release, and that extends to circumstances that necessitate making nuanced cuts in order to respond sensitively to a variety of in-market factors…Our hope is to release our features worldwide as released by their creators but historically we have faced small edits made in local markets.”
The cowardice of American elites is on full display, and it’s infuriating that they have the nerve to turn around and wag their fingers at the rest of the country.
It’s easier for Hollywood to take shots at Republicans and conservatives instead of addressing real issues.
Ironically, Hollywood is quicker to cancel Harry Potter author JK Rowling instead of standing up to China.
They wouldn’t even have a billion-dollar franchise to protect without her, but her “problematic” views on gender have made her a pariah among industry leftists.